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Marcus Schmickler - Glockenbuch IV (Spectre Maria dei Carmini)

Year/Length :2023, 50’, world premiere
Composition, performance:Marcus Schmickler
Sound dramaturgy:Julian Rohrhuber
Light scenography:MFO
Commission / Production:La Biennale di Venezia
Thanks to:Mattia Biadene (original bell recordings), Alberto de Campo, Stefan Bilbao, Alberto Torin (The NESS Project, University of Edinburgh), Jan Hendrik Stens (original bell recordings), Manuel Camilo Eguía (National University of Quilmes), Dennis Scheiba, Massimo Carli (BH Audio), Lukas Nowok, Parrocchia dei Carmini, La Biennale di Venezia staff and Lucia Ronchetti.


The project of Glockenbuch IV creates an immersive experience of deep-listening and an acoustic map of Venice. As if listening from inside crystalline bronze materials of single church bells of San Giorgio Maggiore and Santa Maria dei Carmini to the bell-choruses far away in the city and beyond. A composition of real and imaginary bell-towers bridged across in less than one second. The new work will present the sounds of specific bells recorded, analysed and resynthesized, creating a perspective of intimate and detailed listening nearby and at distance. Light is also part of the performance, creating a capturing emotive and conceptual connection between the technology and modern composition.


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